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We found 7 radiation oncologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas near Sugar Land, TX.

Dr. Vivek Sharad Kavadi, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1350 First Colony Boulevard
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Vivek Kavadi works as a radiation oncologist in Sugar Land, TX, Houston, TX, and Webster, TX. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Kavadi completed a residency program at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. His clinical interests include breast cancer and prostate cancer. Dr. Kavadi is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Texas Oncology, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1327 Lake Pointe Parkway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Isidora Arzu is a radiation oncology specialist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Arzu is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Arzu include: Who's Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges; Iota Sigma Pi (Chemistry Honor Society), Rice University; and Sigma Xi (Research Society).

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Dr. Kathleen Mesbergen Shadle, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Kathleen Shadle is a radiation oncologist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Shadle's areas of expertise include brachytherapy (seed implants), colon cancer, and breast cancer. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Shadle takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Brain Cancer, Colon Cancer, Brachytherapy, Breast Cancer

Dr. Bin Sing Teh, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Radiology, Radiation Oncology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Bin Teh is a medical specialist in pediatric radiology and radiation oncology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include brachytherapy (seed implants), breast cancer, and brain cancer. Dr. Teh's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of the University of Queensland School of Medicine. Dr. Teh's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Brain Cancer, Cancer, Brain Tumor, Brachytherapy, Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Clive Ilan Shkedy, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Clive Shkedy is a radiation oncology specialist in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: brachytherapy (seed implants), colon cancer, and breast cancer. Dr. Shkedy is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Brain Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Colon Cancer, Brachytherapy, Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
15500 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Karl King practices radiation oncology in Cypress, TX and Sugar Land, TX. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. King studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. King is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 550
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Tse-Kuan Yu is a radiation oncologist. Dr. Yu is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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What is Radiation Oncology?

Radiation oncologists are physicians who are specially trained in the safe use of radiation to treat cancer. Usually, they will manage a patient’s entire radiation treatment, from the imaging that will guide decisions, to the choices about what kind of radiation therapy to use.

Radiation is one of the few substances that can kill cancer cells and even shrink tumors. It does this by damaging DNA. When DNA becomes sufficiently damaged, cells can no longer reproduce, and they stop growing and die. Cancer cells are more susceptible to radiation than healthy tissue, because they reproduce faster. So typically, cancer cells exposed to radiation will be affected faster than healthy cells will. However it’s still important to protect healthy tissue as much as possible.

There are three ways that radiation can be delivered to the body. It can come from outside the body, delivered by a machine in much the same way x-rays are taken. This is called external-beam radiation. Sometimes the radiation is delivered internally, which is called brachytherapy. Tiny pellets of radioactive material are placed directly onto the cancer, where they can release radiation for a period of time. Some cancers are best treated systemically, with radioactive substances that travel through the bloodstream. Radiation oncologists decide which type of radiation therapy is best, developing a treatment plan for each patient that maximizes the benefits of the radiation while minimizing the risk to any healthy tissue.

Radiation oncologists may work with other kinds of physicians, such as medical oncologists or surgeons, to treat their patients. Sometimes patients are anxious about radiation therapy because it sounds dangerous. But radiation therapy won’t turn you radioactive. It’s safe, and so effective against many different types of cancer that it is one of the most common cancer treatments. Depending on the treatment, it may not even have noticeable side effects.

Radiation oncologists can be important allies in your fight against cancer.